Opportunities for First Nations: Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations
As part of the BCAFN’s mandate to support Indigenous climate leadership in BC to reduce carbon emissions while enhancing economic independence, we will host a webinar to share information on opportunities to install electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in First Nation communities.
The purpose of the webinar is to provide information on provincial programs to reduce carbon emissions in the transportation sector and connect communities and local economies by building a clean transportation network across BC. In particular, this webinar will focus on how a First Nation can go about installing electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and access provincial funding from the CleanBC Go Electric Program and the CleanBC Go Electric Public Charger Program.
The CleanBC Go Electric Public Charger Program aims to fill current gaps in the public fast charging network in B.C. such as Indigenous communities, rural and northern areas, and city centers (due to long wait times). Additional funding is available for Indigenous Communities.
Clean Transportation Branch,
This presentation will provide information about the current provincial programs and rebates to support First Nations investments in charging stations on reserve and/or homes and workplaces, and forthcoming fleet rebates that will be available in 2021.
Climate Change Programs, Fraser Basin Council
This presentation will focus on the CleanBC Go Electric Public Charger Program (a sub-program of the CleanBC Go Electric Program) and application requirements (which are currently open). The Program is delivered by the Fraser Basin Council. The presentation will also highlight other opportunities available to First Nations to support electric vehicles and infrastructure.
First Nation Representative
Senior Environmental Stewardship Analyst &
Environmental Stewardship Manager,
Musqueam Indian Band
In 2019, Musqueam Indian Band installed two EV charging stations on reserve to be used by the administration and community. In this presentation Ross and Yeganeh will share their experience and lessons learned from this project.
CleanBC Go Electric Public Charger Program is open for applications to support open new fast-charging stations (Direct Current Fast Charger- DCFC) throughout B.C. The Program aims to fill current gaps in the public DCFC network in B.C. such as Indigenous communities, rural and northern areas, and city centers experiencing long queues for DCFCs due to high ZEV uptake.
The program is being delivered by the Fraser Basin Council on behalf of the Province. Applicants can receive up to 50% of the cost of equipment and installation to a maximum of $80,000 per fast-charging station. Increased rebates of up to 90% of projects costs to a maximum of $130,000 per station are also available for Indigenous-owned fast-charging stations.
If you have any questions about this Webinar, please contact Patricia Rojas, BCAFN Regional Climate Change Coordinator